Holidays in Turkey
The contradictory nature of Turkish society reflectsTurkey holidays - they are civilians (vnutrituretskie) and religious (international). And the first to have a binding chronology of the Nativity, and the second - to the Muslim lunar calendar Hijri.
Turkey Holidays and Festivals
- Eid al-Adha: integral part of the holiday - the ritual sacrifice of sheep in remembrance of Abraham to prove his faith in God's willingness to sacrifice his own son. According to the provisions of the Koran, a third of the animal's meat sacrificed, you need to cook immediately, a third - given to the poor, and a third - to divide among neighbors and relatives. As for the evening meal, it is necessary to arrange a grand feast to feed all those in need.
- Mevlana Festival: On 10-17 December, this festival, which is a dance show, held in the city of Konya. At this time, many pilgrims here rushes - to the music of flutes and drums monks-dervishes dance, and at the end of the holiday show participants begin to rotate counterclockwise. And they do it to go into a trance and become closer to God (dynamic meditation).
- Nowruz: Turks celebrate the New Year on the day of the vernal equinox (the Zoroastrian calendar). Around itself decided to lay out cakes, wine, coins, programming itself to prosperity and good luck for the whole year (according to legend, all that people see on that day, will be with him all year).
- Children's Day (April 23): because the Turks are very fond of children, on this day the territory of schools and major streets are decorated with balloons and flowers, Turkish flags and parents bestow their children with sweets and gifts. Students on this day chosen mayors, deputies, ministers, and some even allow to work in the personnel department. Holiday program consists not only of the concerts: for children are organized competitions, competitions, seminars and briefings. To be eligible for the children of other countries - for them to be organized also excursions to Turkish families house.
Event Tourism in Turkey
Arriving to Turkey as part of Tour event, yoube able to attend the International Film Festival, Music Festival, Jazz Festival, shopping with 50% discount -th (Istanbul), camel fighting in Selçuk, bull fights in Artvin, Rize archers Festival, the Festival of carpets and other.
If desired, you can come to Istanbul to coincidehis trip to celebrate the Tulip Festival. See tulips everywhere you can - walking through the alleys, parks, main streets and yards. It is worth noting that all who wish to distribute free tulip bulbs in anticipation of the holiday, and the locals gladly take their land.
Since the festival lasts for a month,you will be able to visit the famous musicians concerts, flower exhibitions, fairs, see the sculptures of flowers, as well as take part in various festivities taking place in the area of Sultanahmet, Gulhane parks and Emirgan.
Holidays in Turkey - is not only entertainment programs in hotels. It is also a lot of events and festivals that take place in the country all year round.